Curriculum

Introduction

Our curriculum which is designed to challenge thinking and encourage creativity allows our students to attain the highest possible academic outcomes as well as developing the ‘soft skills’ which are so important for life.  Students have access to the suite of qualifications included in the English Baccalaureate from Year 7 alongside PE, arts and technology subjects.  The curriculum at our school builds skills, knowledge and understanding each year in order to fulfill the school motto ‘discovering the potential in all’. The 'softer skills' which support academic excellence; resilience, reflectiveness, resourcefulness as well as collaboration and empathy are both taught and reinforced through all subjects, these areas are fundamental to developing successful learners.  It is our aim to enable our students to become assessment capable learners who have the tools to become successful and are able to follow any career pathway they choose.   

 Students at the Beaconsfield School

Students will be allocated one language, either French or Spanish, when they join us in Year 7 which they will study throughout Key Stage 3.  Students choose their GCSE/BTEC Options in Year 9 ready to start their chosen curriculum in Year 10.

  Curriculum Allocations KS3 – KS5
                 
  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9   Year 10 Year 11   Sixth Form
English 3 4 4   4 4 Option 1 4
Maths 3 4 4   4 4 Option 2 4
Science 3 3 4   4 4 Option 3 4
PE 2 2 2   2 1 EPQ 1
PSHE/Thrive 1 1 1   1 1    
Accelerated Reader 1     Option 1 2 3    
Art 1 1 1 Option 2 2 3    
ICT 1   1 Option 3 3 2    
Drama 1 1 1 Option 4 3 2    
Geography 2 2 1 Intervention   1    
History 2 2 1          
 MFL 1 1 1          
Music 1 1 1          
RE 1 1 1          
Technology 2 2 2          
                 
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